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Stories of Hope
Dec
6
1:00 AM01:00
5th

Stories of Hope

£3 - Pay at the door

Guest appearance by Hannah McPhilmy.

Join us for an evening of storytelling – through various mediums such as film and song, verbal and pictorial – learning about the lives of women and girls around the world: from Northern Ireland to the Dominican Republic, from Sierra Leone to Cambodia.

Unequal distribution of power and unfair abuses of power are at the heart of human rights abuses and poverty. And the greatest, most pervasive inequality in the world is that between women and men.  

Find out how we're working towards a world of equality for all. A world in which one’s gender is a gift, rather than an impediment, to a life of dignity.

We will be moved by the reality of life around the world, inspired that change is possible and challenged to play our part.



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Live Long and Prosper: The Ethics of Star Trek
Dec
6
12:00 AM00:00
5th

Live Long and Prosper: The Ethics of Star Trek

Tickets

£3  (Also available on the door)


 

In its mission to seek out new life forms, civilsations and boldly go where no one has gone before, Star Trek has explored a wealth of moral, political and legal dilemmas.

Join a range of Trekkies for an exploration of Star Trek episodes and films that raise human rights themes.

You can purchase your ticket here.

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Truth, Justice and Memory in Latin America Today
Dec
5
10:00 PM22:00
5th

Truth, Justice and Memory in Latin America Today

  • Ulster University, BA-03-019 Board Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Free


Room: BA-03-019 Board Room

This event launches and discusses two new books showing how trials, memory, reparations and truthtelling about past and recent human rights violations, including disappearance, are being dealt with today in Latin America. 

'Transitional Justice in Latin America: The Long Road from Impunity Toward Accountability', Cath Collins

and

'Fragile Memory, Shifting Impunity', Cara Levey

Cara Levey, of University College, Cork, and Cath Collins, of Ulster University, Belfast and Universidad Diego Portales, Chile, will talk about how relatives, activists, the state and the military have constructed, contested, and challenged impunity for past atrocity, and about how politics is being remade around Latin America after dictatorship and war. Their work ranges from Chile and Argentina to Central America and Colombia, and is based on many years of experience on the ground.

The audience will be invited to see, hear and discuss how these other societies are dealing with their justice and reconciliation challenges.




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Global Trends on Citizen Action - Is Civic Space Really Closing?
Dec
5
7:30 PM19:30
5th

Global Trends on Citizen Action - Is Civic Space Really Closing?

Free


Last year was a dismal one for civil society around the world. Global citizen alliance CIVICUS tracked serious threats to one or more civic freedoms in over 100 countries. Particularly for those activists who dare to challenge economic and political elites, the environment in which civil society operates has continued to deteriorate. Some of the bravest and most inspiring activists, from Brazil, Colombia, Honduras, Peru, the Philippines and South Africa, paid the ultimate price, simply for exercising their rights as citizens to organise and mobilise.

This trend is no longer confined to ‘undemocratic’ parts of the world. People in countries and regions that were once considered stable democracies are now facing new battles to protect their basic freedoms from encroachment by states and corporations. Activists, journalists and civil society organisations in countries like Poland, the USA, Canada, Spain and Australia have been harassed on trumped up charges, subjected to illegal surveillance and had their rights restricted through a range of anti-terror or security laws. 

Despite this assault on civic space, perhaps at no other time in history is civil society so badly needed – in order to address immense challenges including climate change, the refugee crisis, spiralling income inequality and the rise of extremism and populism. CIVICUS’s State of Civil Society Report 2016 documents these challenges but also how civil society is fighting back and responding through innovation and courage from the local to the global levels.

Join global citizen alliance CIVICUS to discuss these global trends, discover the nature of the threats facing civil society and explore how citizens and organisations can respond. The event will also include a presentation of the CIVICUS Monitor - a new online platform that helps to track global trends on civic freedoms. 



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Belonging Project Workshop: On Identity, Racism, and Diversity
Dec
5
7:00 PM19:00
5th

Belonging Project Workshop: On Identity, Racism, and Diversity

Free

Registration Required: RSVP admin@migrantcentreni.org 


Credit: Laurence Gibson

Credit: Laurence Gibson


The aim of the Belonging Project is to encourage the celebration of diversity while simultaneously highlighting the similarities we all share as human beings. Migrant peoples are not a cohesive group; they are individuals with distinct identities regardless of their country of origin, their skin colour, or the religion they practice.  By emphasising this fact, we hope that the local communities will identify with migrants on a personal level rather than through a ‘them and us’ mentality.

The workshop consists of various interactive activities designed, by full engagement, to give participants the opportunity to explore their own biases and stereotypes, in order to think about how they interact and relate to people from a diverse background. The workshop provides a safe space to speak about sensitive issues in hopes of fostering understanding, compassion, and acceptance.

Please RSVP to admin@migrantcentreni.org to reserve your spot! Check out thebelongingproject.org for more information.


Credit: Laurence Gibson

Credit: Laurence Gibson



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Do Both Lives Matter?
Dec
5
6:00 PM18:00
5th

Do Both Lives Matter?

Free


The Both Lives Matter campaign host a discussion on the debate around abortion in Northern Ireland.

This event will consist of a short lecture by Brett Lockhart QC, who will discuss human rights perspectives on the current legal framework on abortion law in Northern Ireland.

Followed by Q&A,


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The Emergence of "Collective Equality" in the Resolution of Ethnonational Conflicts
Dec
5
5:30 PM17:30
5th

The Emergence of "Collective Equality" in the Resolution of Ethnonational Conflicts

Free


Room: BA-03-020

“The emergence of “collective equality” in the resolution of ethnonational conflicts.”  Limor Yehuda will present research  inspired by the  Good Friday Agreement seeking to explore whether an obligation to Collective Equality can serve as a useful guideline in ethno-national conflict resolution in general, and particularly  in the Israeli/Palestinian peace process.

Limor Yehuda  reached academic research after about 16 years as an attorney, including six years at Israel's Supreme Court as a legal assistant and member of Chief Justice Aharon Barak’s legal team, and eight years at the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI).

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Fact Check Training
Dec
5
5:00 PM17:00
5th

Fact Check Training

Free


Do you believe everything you read and see in the media?

Feel bombarded with contradicting facts, figures and reports?

Ever wondered how reliable these claims are?

FactCheckNI will take you through an eye-opening journey to enhance your fact-checking skills and provide tips on questioning what we see in the media with their excellent training session.



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Wipe Out Transphobia Exhibition
Dec
5
to Dec 7
5th

Wipe Out Transphobia Exhibition

  • Tower Museum, Derry/Londonderry (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Free


The Lord Mayor of Derry and Strabane District Council will launch the opening of our Photographic exhibition in Derry/L.Derry's Tower Museum at noon on Monday 5th December to run until Wednesday 7th Dec inclusively.

The exhibition consists of photos we have taken  of well known politicians, Broadcasters, Nobel peace prize winners and academics etc in Northern Ireland who have joined our world wide campaign to Wipe out Transphobia.

Everyone will be welcome to sign up to our campaign on the day.



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Irish Innocence Project - One Day Workshop
Dec
5
3:00 PM15:00
5th

Irish Innocence Project - One Day Workshop

  • Moot Court Room, School of Law, QUB (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Free

Registration Required - You can register here.



Making a Murder doesn't just happen in Wisconsin.

QUB Human Rights Centre, in conjunction with the Irish Innocence Project at Griffith College bring you a one day workshop where participants will investigate the case of Harry Gleeson, who was wrongfully convicted of murder and hanged in 1941.

The last thing I want to say is that I will pray tomorrow that whoever did it will be discovered, and that the whole thing will be like an open book. I rely on you then to clear my name. I have no confession to make, only that I didn’t do it. That is all. I will pray for you and be with you if I can, whenever you [Mr. Sean MacBride], Mr. Nolan-Whelan and Mr. Timoney are fighting and battling for justice.

The last words of Harry Gleeson, on the eve of his hanging, to his lawyer

Sean MacBride, Tuesday 22 April 1941

 

The Case Study of Harry Gleeson

Harry Gleeson was arrested days after the 20-21 November 1940 murder of Mary “Moll” McCarthy in New Inn, Tipperary and within five months, was convicted and hanged to death on 23 April 1941.

He always claimed he was an innocent man.

Due to the persistence of the Irish Innocence Project at Griffith College and the Justice for Harry Gleeson group, on 13 January 2016, nearly 75 years after his execution, three surviving relatives of Harry Gleeson received a signed posthumous presidential pardon – the first ever given in Irish history – recognizing Harry’s innocence.

Now your students can investigate Harry Gleeson’s case and get a firsthand experience of what it’s like to be an Irish Innocence Project at Griffith College caseworker.

Among the skills they will practice, students will:

 Read case files

  • Analyse evidence
  • Identify weaknesses in the case
  • Explore new leads
  • Work in small groups
  • Establish a timeline
  • Write case character profiles
  • Create a case report
  • Present their findings to their peers

 They will also learn about wrongful convictions, their most common causes, the role of the Irish Innocence Project at Griffith College in this worldwide human rights and social justice issue .




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Rashid Khaidanov Photography Exhibition
Dec
5
to Dec 10
5th

Rashid Khaidanov Photography Exhibition

Free

Rashid Khaidanov will speak about his work at a special evening on Thursday 8 December from 6pm - 8pm at Ormeau Library.



Beyond Skin in association with Aspect Media & LibrariesNI present a photography exhibition by  Rashid Khaidanov. Rashid who is originally from Kazakhstan has been working with Beyond Skin as part of the Orchestre des Réfugiés et Amis project.

This exhibition features his breathtaking landscape pictures of Northern Ireland. Rashid will also be at the Exhibition as various times to talk about his work. 

More details www.beyondskin.net



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